Let It Happen is a talented trio of sisters named Norah, Yarah, and Rosa Mukanga. The Dutch dancers have been sharing self-choreographed videos on the Internet since 2018. A wide variety of costumes and matching Nikes enhance their videos. The Mukanga’s have created many excellent videos, but this one remains my favorite.
Dancing to James Brown’s hit song “Get on the Good Foot” the sisters honored the late Godfather of Soul’s birthday. The video went viral and launched Let It Happens’ global fame. The sister’s perfectly synchronized steps grab your attention right away, on the upbeat leading into the second measure Their contagious exuberance is guaranteed to lift your spirits!
This Is the Honey
There is no room on this planet for anything less than a miracle
We gather here today to revel in the rebellion of a silent tongue
Every day, we lean forward into the light of our brightest designs
& cherish the sun
Praise our hands & throats
each incantation, a jubilee of a people dreaming wildly
Despite the dirt
beneath our feet
or the wind
our greatest efforts
Soil creates things
Art births change
This is the honey
& doesn’t it taste like a promise?
Where your heart is an accordion
& our laughter is a soundtrack
Friend, dance to this good song—
look how it holds our names!
Each bone of our flesh-homes sings welcome
O look at the Gods dancing
as the rain reigns against a steely skyline
Where grandparents sit on the porch & nod at the spectacle
in awe of the perfection of their grandchildren’s faces
Each small discovery unearthed in its own outpour
Tomorrow our daughters will travel the world with each poem
& our sons will design cities against the backdrops of living museums
Yes! Our children will spin chalk until each equation bursts a familial tree
Rooted in miraculous possibilities
-Mahogany L. Browne